How to Make 300 Dollars Fast When You Need Money!

Want to know how to make 300 dollars fast? These are a list of things you can do to make quick cash when you need it for an unexpected bill, groceries, or a much needed night away.

We have all been there, right? A flat tire, a bill that you forgot was coming, or your cousin’s wedding that you decided to spring for a hotel room after but have no money.

I’m going to give you a list of real, legitimate things you can do in a week to make extra money part-time.

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What Won’t Make You Money Quickly.

I’m not going to give you things like taking 234 surveys or saving money on items that you are ordering online (hint- stop ordering things online).

So no Ibotta or Survey Junkey.

I’m also not going to tell you to start a blog or become a Pinterest Manager or Virtual Assistant. Those things take a LONG time to make money. Not something that you can do in a week.

There will be no talk about joining a multilevel marketing company. Although I know people who do and make good money, we are going for quick wins with little to no investment upfront.

Who Can Do These Jobs?

This list is excellent for people who work full time and need a quick extra $300, a stay at home parent looking to make some extra cash. Thes ideas are also great ways to earn money as a teenager.

Not only can teenagers go to McDonald’s or Dairy Queen for a job, but teens can start their businesses. How many teenagers have you known that have done some of the following jobs? Some of these are great ways for teens to make money.

Many of these ways to make 300 dollars can be done right in your home or yard. Some may require you to go out into the world and get a specific job. But remember, these jobs are only temporary.

They may not be easy nor quick, and they may require some work, but they will all give you the money you need.


23 Ways to Make 300 Dollars Fast.

Mow 6 lawns.

My stepson got married a few years go and the summer before, he decided to start a little mowing side hustle. He used to make $50 per lawn and would mow and week whack. Easily making enough money to pay for a wedding.

Wait on table.

Head to a resort area near you or an Olive Garden and get a job as a server. You can easily make 300 dollars a week in tips.

Drive for Uber.

Sign up and put yourself out there in a busy area. Hustle, and be kind. Five to seven days of this, and you’ve met your goal.

Sell stuff.

Facebook marketplace is a gold mine. It’s the only reason my husband is on Facebook (that and the amazing photos of our granddaughter).

Find those bigger ticket items just lying around your house, garage, or storage unit and sell them. Make that $300 fast.


Babysit 3 children.

Yup. Charge $100 per child for the week or grab some weekends. I was amazed at the money babysitters are getting. When I was 16, I was making $3 an hour. Now, its a lot more than that.

Deliver food with Door Dash or Uber Eats.

This is better than delivering pizzas. The amounts may be higher, and that means so are the tips. Not only do you make money from each delivery, but you also get those tips, too.

Clean houses.

Put the word out. Let your friends and family know you are starting a side hustle and are willing to clean. I know house cleaners that make between $25 and $45 an hour.

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Sit with pets and walk some dogs.

There are many people out there who work during the week and are busy on the weekends. Which means there are a lot of pets out there who could use some playtime and exercise.

Teach English online.

You can teach English from your home to make money online up to $22 an hour. That’s less than 14 hours a week to make your 300 dollar goal.

Deliver Groceries with Instacart.

This is HUGE right now. So many people are getting their groceries delivered. Instacart is great cash flow.

Sew something.

I have a few friends who are making fabric masks nonstop. They are easily bringing in $300 a week. Even if you can’t sew, do you have a talent for something that’s in high need right now?

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Sell plants.

Someone suggested that she was giving away a lot of plants from her garden this week, and she suggested she could quickly sell 60 bunches for $5 each.

If you have a knack for starting veggie plants, you could also sell those, although that will take longer than a week. Big greenhouses sell tomato plants for at least $5 each.

Ask for overtime.

If your job offers overtime, take it. Some of them will even offer time and a half or double time.

Have a garage sale.

Thoroughly go through every corner of your home and pull out all the things you don’t want, need, or use and set them up in your yard or garage. Sell it all and make $300 in one weekend.

Here are some great garage sale tips in this article.

Sell Plasma.

This is actually a thing. I’m not sure you could make 300 dollars in one week but you could come close in one month. Check out this article from The Penny Hoarder for more info.

Flip Furniture.

Grab cheap furniture from garage sales ar marketplaces, paint and fix, then resell it for profit. This could easily be done with just three pieces of furniture.

Cater a party.

Do you like to cook? Offer to cater a party. Most people love to have a party but don’t care for the food work involved. Offer your services to make all the food.

My friend Michelle would do this for anniversary and birthday parties.

Try freelance work.

Companies like Upwork or Fiverr will pay you to as a freelance writer to write articles for websites. If you have some aren’t for writing, you could easily make $300 in a week.

Do a Spending Freeze.

I know. This isn’t really a money-making tip but if you can commit to not spending any money for a week, you might be able to find 300 dollars to use as you need it.

How much we spend in a week may come as a surprise. Check out this article about doing a spending freeze.

Power wash houses and sidewalks.

If you have a power washer, you could rent your services out to clean homes and patios. If you know someone who has one, you might be able to borrow that.

Also, checking into rental fees, you might be able to line up some jobs and rent one for the weekend, This is a great idea on how to make $300 fast.


If you have a love or talent for baking, this is an excellent idea on how to make $300 in a week. My friend Kim makes pumpkin rolls every Thanksgiving. A LOT of them. She sells them for $15 each or 2 for $25. This is how she funds Christmas.

I know someone else who decorates the most beautiful sugar cookies. She gets $25 a dozen! Another friend bakes fancy cakes for birthdays and weddings. That’s a few hours of work for $300.

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If you have a knack for people and drinks, you can make much more than $300 for one week. or you can do special events and make that in one day.

Detail Cars.

If you were to clean cars – so well that they look brand new – both inside and out, you could make 300 dollars on four to five cars.

Having attention to detail that means working to get the crud out of all the nooks and crannies in a vehicle can make you money.

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Final Thoughts on How to Make 300 Dollars When You Need Money Fast…

There are quite a few really good ideas on this list to make money fast or to expand the week into a full time side hustle. These ideas can become some of the best ideas for teenagers to earn money.

Some of these ideas will require some skills. Others will require some effort. But all of them can get you some fast cash.